Topic: guelph news

Guelph skateboarder hit by pickup taken to hospital with head, leg injuries

A 33-year-old Guelph man was airlifted to a Hamilton hospital after he was hit by a truck early Thursday morning.

Arrest made after reports man exposed himself at Guelph city hall splash pad

Police in Guelph have made an arrest after reports a man exposed himself at the splash pad in front of city hall earlier this week.

Scholarships withdrawn for over 100 Saudi Arabian students at Waterloo, Laurier, Guelph

Saudi officials recently announced plans to withdraw all scholarships for their students in Canada and relocate them in other countries, affecting more than 100 Saudi Arabian students in Waterloo region and Guelph.

Police dog called in to track man seen performing indecent act in Guelph park

In the most recent case of a reported indecent act in Guelph, police used the K9 unit to try to track a suspect. Police say they're unsure why there's been a spike in indecent acts in the city this summer.

List of indecent acts reported to Guelph police

So far this summer, there's been several indecent acts reported to police in Guelph. Here's a list of what has been reported.

TB case reported at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph

One case of tuberculosis has been reported at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph.

Cannabis compound could kill nausea during chemo without high: Guelph study

Researchers at the University of Guelph and the University of Calgary have found a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that can curb nausea in rats.

Guelph 'choose what you pay' food market to expand to third location

A food market in Guelph allows customers to pay for fresh fruit and vegetables using a sliding scale, depending on how much they can afford. It's done so well in two locations, a third location is set to open this week.

Guelph offers free shuttle to farmers' market due to sidewalk closure

Guelph will offer a free shuttle on Saturday mornings during the summer to help people access the farmers' market from downtown parking lots.

Outreach worker to help vulnerable people in downtown Guelph

Guelph police have been receiving an increasing number of reports of erratic behaviour by people in the downtown core, and the community is responding by launching a new program, dubbed Downtown Guelph Welcoming Streets Initiative.

Guelph organization fears more deaths if Ontario review closes overdose prevention sites

The local organization in charge of Guelph's only overdose prevention site says closing it would mean more drug users will die.

10-year crime rate nudges upward in Waterloo region and Guelph: StatsCan

Waterloo region and Guelph have seen a rise in break and enters, sexual assaults and fraud, new data from Statistics Canada shows.

Xinyi Glass disappointed but committed to North American facility

Xinyi Canada Glass is disappointed with a decision by Township of Guelph/Eramosa to reject its application to build but the company says it is still committed to building its first North American float glass facility.

Search scaled back for Guelph, Ont., man missing in California park

​Efforts to locate Paul Miller of Guelph, missing in Joshua Tree National Park in California since Friday, have been significantly scaled back.

Human remains discovered in Mount Forest ravine: OPP

Wellington County OPP are investigating after discovering human remains in Mount Forest.

Guelph, Ont. man missing after weekend hike in sweltering California park

Trackers with dogs are combing part of Joshua Tree National Park in California, searching for Paul Miller, 51, of Guelph Ont. reported missing since heading out for a hike Friday morning.

Proposed glass plant blocked by Guelph Eramosa Township council

Township council voted in favour of upholding a bylaw that would keep the land at Highway 124 and Wellington Road 32 for dry use only.

Guelph's Petrie Building makes long list for national heritage award

Guelph's Petrie building has made the long list for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award, a national award that recognizes projects that revitalize heritage buildings and sites.

Vote on future of proposed float glass plant held tonight

Guelph Eramosa Township council will vote on a motion tonight that would stop plans by Xinyi Glass Holdings to build a float glass plant at the intersection of Wellington Road 32 and Highway 124 between Cambridge and Guelph. The company’s plan to use an estimated 1.6 million litres of water a day in the manufacturing process is a concern to area residents.

​Fundraiser quadruples goal as Henk Schuurmans goes into surgery after deadly crash

A fundraiser to support the Schuurmans family after a fatal crash in Saskatchewan last week has more than quadrupled its goal, reaching $43,025 in just three days.

Child porn charges laid against Guelph man

Guelph police have arrested and charged a 46-year-old man with possession, accessing and distributing child pornography.

Esther the ​Wonder Pig fundraiser exceeds goal for large animal CT scanner

Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College will get a state of the art large-animal CT scanner, thanks to a fundraising campaign and porcine celebrity Esther the Wonder Pig.

Guelph puts water restrictions in place amid hot, dry weather

Guelph is restricting lawn watering due to increased demands on the city’s water supply.

Fatal crash for Elmira dairy farmers on cross-Canada tractor trip

Henk and Bettina Schuurmans, farmers from Elmira, Ont. travelling across the country on a tractor to raise awareness about dairy farming, have been involved in a fatal collision north of Saskatoon, Sask.

Overdose prevention site in Guelph logs 430 visits since opening

Since Guelph's overdose prevention site opened its doors two months ago, staff have seen over 430 people visit the site and have responded to five overdoses.

Green Leader Mike Schreiner makes history Thursday, officially becomes MPP

Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner is set to make history Thursday when he is official sworn in as the MPP for Guelph.
In Depth

Residents try to block proposed glass plant near Guelph

A proposal to build a float glass plant in Guelph/Eramosa township has met with resistance from a group of residents who have safety and quality of life concerns.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this Canada Day long weekend

Watch a movie under the stars, take in a drag show or listen to some cool jazz on a hot weekend — here are some ideas for what to do this weekend.

Pot panel: What's the impact of legal marijuana in Waterloo region?

Recreational marijuana becomes legal on Oct. 17. What does the upcoming legal change mean for people who work, or who want to work, with pot? The Morning Edition convened a panel from business, education and the pot growing industry to get answers.

Using noisy lawn equipment this summer? Here's how to avoid a fine

If you plan to use any noisy yard equipment this summer, and especially on weekends, here’s what you need to know about Waterloo region's bylaws.

How to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day in Waterloo region, Guelph

Thursday is National Indigenous Day, and there are a number of ways to celebrate in Waterloo region and in Guelph.

Study seeking cause of Crohn's disease hopes to develop predictive test

The Canadian-led, international Genetic, Environmental, Microbial (GEM) project has just reached its target enrolment of 5,000 participants around the world, all unaffected children or siblings of people with Crohn's disease.

All female faculty get raises at University of Guelph

The University of Guelph will be giving all full-time female faculty members raises after a salary review.

Guelph's Evergreen Seniors Community Centre to close for 6 weeks this summer

Upgrades to the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre's parking lot, sidewalks and garage will mean the Guelph centre will be closed for six weeks starting July 2.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (June 15 to 17)

It's Father's Day weekend (hope you didn't forget!) and things are going to heat up on the weather front this weekend.

Guelph police identify body found in Speed River as 64-year-old man

Police have identified a body found in the Speed River near Guelph's downtown Wednesday evening as being 64-year-old Richard Jelly.

Body found floating in Speed River in downtown Guelph

Guelph police have confirmed that the body of an unidentified man has been discovered in the Speed River in downtown Guelph.

Guelph, Wellington county's food waste work now part of international study

Guelph and Wellington county are already looking at the problems of food waste in the region, and now, that work will now be part of an international study looking at the circular food economy.

All 3 city mayors in Waterloo region to seek re-election this fall

The mayors in all three cities and the four townships in Waterloo region are all seeking re-election in the municipal election this fall.

By the numbers: How we voted in Waterloo region, Wellington County

Voters in Waterloo region and Wellington County elected five new political representatives and re-elected two incumbents in Thursday's election. Here's a summary of the election, by the numbers.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend, June 8-10

There are some fun festivals around the region this weekend and a free film, too.

PC Ted Arnott wins Wellington-Halton Hills riding

PC candidate Ted Arnott wins his seat in Wellington-Halton Hills — a seat he has held since 1990, CBC News projects.

Historic win for Green Leader Mike Schreiner in Guelph

“Tonight is the end of one chapter for me and the beginning of another, for Guelph, for the Green Party, for Ontario,” Schreiner told supporters during his victory speech Thursday night. “I’m ready to take my seat at Queen’s Park.”

Flu shot clinics prompted by Guelph student deaths cost $64K: health officials

The mass immunization of school children in Guelph and Wellington County this February, following the deaths of two students from influenza B, cost public health over $60,000, according to a report that will go before the board Wednesday.

Horwath, Wynne return to region in final days of provincial election

Both NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne are returning to Waterloo region Tuesday in the hopes of drumming up support for local candidates.

Region of Waterloo, Guelph finalists for Smart City grants

​The Region of Waterloo is among five finalist municipalities vying for a $50 million grant from the federal government to use data and technology to improve the lives of Canadians.

Woman sexually assaulted while working at Guelph business Thursday

​Guelph police have charged a 33-year-old man with sexual assault after a woman was attacked while working Thursday afternoon.

Guelph PC candidate refutes reports he doesn't support Ford

The campaign manager for Guelph Progressive Conservative candidate Ray Ferraro says a report by a local news blogger that suggests Ferraro doesn't support PC Leader Doug Ford is wrong.

Guelph family thanks paramedics who helped save dad's life

John Annis says he wouldn't be alive today if not for a quick-thinking passersby and paramedics who helped him when he went into cardiac arrest during a bike trip this past January.

NDP's Andrea Horwath rallies supporters in Guelph

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath made a stop in Guelph Monday afternoon at a rally of supporters.

Kate's 5 fun things to do this weekend (May 25 to 27)

It may be raining this weekend, but don't let that keep you from fun events like the quilt auction in New Hamburg or Kitchener BikeFest.

Memorial for 'Exhibition Park Jeff' planned by Guelph neighbourhood

A life celebration will be held Saturday morning in Guelph's Exhibition Park for Jeff Eberhardt, known to many in the neighbourhood as Exhibition Park Jeff.

Watch out for giant hogweed, Guelph warns hikers

City staff in Guelph are warning people to watch out for giant hogweed after it was found along a trail earlier this spring. The plant's sap can cause severe burns.

Police hear from Guelph residents upset with rise in crime

The Guelph community meeting about resident concerns over break-ins and vandalism went well, said a city councillor, and people can expect some changes in police activity in their areas.

New app helps recovering addicts track withdrawal symptoms and get help fast

A made-in-Waterloo app is helping addiction workers in Guelph better support people going through withdrawal and battling addiction.

Guelph homeowners reach 'crisis point' over break-ins and vandalism, councillor says

A city councillor says vandalism and break-in reports are up in Guelph, and now, residents are meeting Thursday to decide what to do about it.

Basic income, road tolls for transit part of Ontario Green Party's election platform

Ontario’s Green Party unveiled a nine-plank platform Monday that it hopes will lead to a breakthrough in this election that includes its first seats in the legislature, including for Leader Mike Schreiner.

Gun amnesty nets 49 firearms in Guelph

Guelph Police collected 49 firearms and 2,500 rounds of ammunition in April during a gun amnesty.

Guelph's Michael Del Monte wins big at Hot Docs with Transformer

Documentary filmmaker Michael Del Monte says he wanted to show the struggles faced by a former U.S. Marine and award winning body builder as she transitioned from a man to a woman.

City of Guelph committee OKs plan to become 100% renewable by 2050

A Guelph councillor's motion for the city to become 100 per cent renewable by 2050 was met with unanimous support at the committee of the whole meeting Monday afternoon.
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The Campaigner is your daily dose from the campaign trail, packed with spars from the leaders' debate, new numbers in our Poll Tracker and why Guelph is a riding to watch.

Intense exercise linked to hundreds of deaths of Ontario racehorses

Intense exercise is a hazard to racehorses in Ontario and has been linked to hundreds of deaths within the industry, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.

Grey pickup truck sought after pedestrian hit in Guelph

Guelph police are turning to the public for help to get information regarding a pedestrian who was hit by a grey pickup truck Wednesday morning.

Student move-out trash becomes charity treasure in Guelph

Kalev Jaason is launching Operation Separation this year at an off-campus residence in Guelph. Each spring, students leave behind unused food, clothing and good-condition furniture that often goes to the landfill. Jaason wants to see those items benefit local charities instead.

Kate's five fun things to do this weekend — April 20 to 22

It's a sunny and warm weekend ahead, which means you'll probably want to escape the house. Here are some suggestions on how to spend this pleasantly spring weekend.

Delivery delays at Guelph warehouse hit Tim Hortons franchisees

Some Ontario Tim Hortons franchisees are experiencing a delay in receiving deliveries from the company's Guelph warehouse, the latest irritant between franchisees and the coffee shop's parent company Restaurant Brands International.

Vaginal hygiene products like sprays, wipes, creams linked to infections: study

Women often spoke about how they used products to feel 'clean and fresh,' a phrase that manufacturers often use to promote their goods.

Rainfall warning: 20 to 30 mm Monday, snow overnight

The freezing rain warning has ended, only to be replaced by a rainfall warning. Environment Canada forecasting 20 to 30 millimeters of rain on Monday.

Ice cream-macaron sandwiches and vegan, gluten-free ravioli win at food competition

They may not be ready for grocery store shelves or a spot on restaurant dessert menus just yet, but you could see lucuma bites, chocolate mochi morsels and artisanal bliss crisps for sale in the future after a successful demo at the Innovative and Emerging Foods Competition and Showcase in Guelph.

Train service stopped in Guelph as police investigate death

Train service in Guelph has been stopped for a police investigation after a fatal incident involving a pedestrian and a freight train.

Guelph acupuncturist facing more sexual assault charges involving patients

A Guelph acupuncturist is facing four more charges of sexual assault involving patients after a widening investigation into his conduct at two clinics.

Toronto is getting its first province-run pot shop and here's where you can find it

The location of Toronto's first province-run pot-shop has been unveiled and it's set to be housed in a Danforth Village strip mall.

Five charged, fentanyl seized during drug raids in Guelph

Four people from Guelph and one person from Fergus are facing charges after police in Guelph executed five search warrants around the city Wednesday morning.

Kate's five fun things to do this long weekend — March 30 to April 2

From Easter Egg Hunts to Seder dinners, scavenger hunts and celebrating your favourite storybook characters — and don't forget hockey! — there's lots to do this weekend in and around Waterloo region.

Waterloo, Guelph students seeking "sugar daddies" to pay tuition: report

According to statistics from Seeking Arrangement, a dating website that connects men and women for “mutually beneficial” relationships, nearly 250,000 university students in Canada are using the site to find sugar daddies to pay their tuition.

More than just counselling, Okanagan Charter guides U of G to create healthy campus

The University of Guelph was one of 10 universities in Canada to sign up for the Okanagan Charter, which focuses on the health and wellness of students, staff and faculty. University of Waterloo is considering adopting the charter.

Kate's five fun things to do this weekend March 23 to 25

From drawing to music to model trains, there are many events in and around Waterloo region.

Toronto Mayor John Tory speaks about innovation in Guelph

Toronto Mayor John Tory is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Regional Economic Summit, which is hosted annually by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce.

U of G says goodbye to plastic bags and straws

In a series of tweets on Monday, the University of Guelph said they will be removing all single-use plastic straws and plastic bags from all in-house retail and food service operations by Fall 2018.

18 city employees laid off in Guelph's solid waste division

The City of Guelph has laid off 18 employees from its materials recovery facility, but says it will try to offer them new positions "wherever possible."

Teens hope to say 'yes to a dress' as prom season approaches

Hundreds of young girls in their senior year of high school are saying yes to a dress in preparation for their high school prom.

GRCA maps environmentally-friendly farms in Waterloo region

Farmers can get a bad rap when it comes to preserving the environment, but a new website hosted by the Grand Rivers Conservation Authority is promoting local farmers as conservation role models.

Ganawenden, hopes to break stereotypes of Indigenous culture

A new organization in Waterloo region offers talks on Indigenous cultural and sensitivity training.

GRCA opens 2018 camping season reservations

Grand River Conservation area is opening reservations for the 2018 camping season.

Guelph Police alerts people of Canada Revenue Agency email scam

Guelph Police have received reports of a circulating Canada Revenue Agency email scam after receiving reports form the community, including an officer with the force.

Thousands rush to get flu shot after 2 children died in Guelph

Nearly three thousand people in the Guelph area have rushed to get a flu shot after Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health confirmed two children died from the flu last week.

Province invests $713M in University of Guelph

The Ontario government has renewed a ten year agreement with the University of Guelph and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to build on agri-food research, agriculture and new advances in artificial intelligence.

All students to have high-speed internet by 2021, says education minister

Ontario Education Minister Indira Naidoo-Harris says her government is on track to bring high-speed internet to all students in Ontario by 2021.

More flu clinics added by Public Health in Guelph

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health has added additional flu clinic times for the rest of this week after a community wide concern following the deaths of two young children in the City of Guelph.

U of G students fined $2K for 2017 homecoming party

Two University of Guelph students have started a Go Fund Me campaign after being fined for organizing a party that brought thousands of students and chaos to the campus during last Septembers homecoming.

Traditional medicine practitioner faces more charges of sexual, physical assault

A 58-year old traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist charged last year in a sex assault investigation now faces 10 more charges according to Guelph Police.

Flu shot clinics extended with 2 child deaths from influenza B

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is extending its flu shot clinics on Chancellors Way in Guelph on Sunday and Monday in response to two children dying from influenza B.

Kate's five fun things to do this weekend — Feb. 9 to 11

It may be a snowy weekend, but that doesn't mean you have to hibernate.

Guelph girl, 12, died from flu, second death suspected to be flu-related

Layna Vu Pollard, 12, of Guelph died of the flu on Jan. 31. Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health said a second death of a student is also suspected to be from the flu.

Wilson Street parking lot in Guelph to close Sunday

The Wilson Street parking lot will be closed as of Sunday so construction can begin on a 496 space parkade on the site. The Norfolk Street footbridge will also be replaced. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

979 elementary students in Guelph face suspension over immunization records

Almost 1,000 elementary school students in Guelph are at risk of being suspended if they do not update their immunization records immediately, warn school board and public health officials.

Driver wanted after hit and run between truck with plow, transport in Guelph

Guelph Police are looking for information about a hit and run on Friday morning between a pickup truck with a plow and a transport truck in the area of Woodlawn Road West and Elmira Road North.

Mental health training not mandatory at U of G, other Ontario universities

The University of Guelph does not have mandatory mental health training for faculty and staff, but instead relies on an optional "training framework" for professors and staff to learn how to support students with mental health issues.

'Let's not be giddy' about making Amazon's HQ2 shortlist, says Waterloo region official

Tony LaMantia, president and CEO of Waterloo Economic Development, says its great news the Toronto region bid - which includes Waterloo region - made Amazon's shortlist for its second headquarters. But he also warns it's still early to get too excited.

Guelph's Petrie Building renovations revealed as scaffolding comes down

Scaffolding used in the renovations of the facade of Guelph's renowned Petrie Building were coming down Tuesday, much to the delight of residents eager to see the historic building restored to its former glory.